Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia
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Advanced Budgeting

Are you responsible for preparing the budget for your municipality?  Do you wish to advance your knowledge in this field?

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Asset Management

The Asset Management Plan is a vital part of the long-term financial planning process and requires an understanding of the full life cycle cost of assets. 

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Business Case Analysis

This course will provide participants with the tools to prepare and present effective business cases that will optimize the use of organizational resources.

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Capital Projects

From "Concept to Completion", participants will gain an understanding of the "system" of a project.

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CaseWare

Participants will receive detailed, hands-on training in the best practices and associated technologies that guarantee a faster, more efficient year-end, quarter-end or special reporting project.

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Customer Service

Do you have regular contact with taxpayers or residents?  Are you looking for effective tools for you and/or your team to provide excellent front line customer service? 

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Debt Financing

Gain an understanding of important debt financing/borrowing decisions and the many legal/legislated processes that need to be completed before borrowing occurs.

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Ethics and Leadership in Local Government

Daily, local government finance officers face complex situations amidst changing societal values, workplace behaviors, organizational change, competing demands and fiscal pressures. Take time with colleagues to fine-tune your moral compass, enhance workplace civility and promote value-based organizational practices. 

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Financial Indicators: An Introductory Overview of Financial Statement Ratio Analysis

Public practice auditors are increasingly using financial indicators to report and explain financial conditions to local government counsels and boards.  The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory overview of financial statement ratio analysis from a variety of perspectives. 

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Financial Statement Preparation

Are you responsible for the preparation of financial reporting in local government? This course will explore the various statements and elements that are unique to financial reporting in local government.

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Internal Controls

Participants will gain an understanding of best practice for internal controls.

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Lean Process

Waging the war on waste and bringing productivity back! Gain an understanding of how to improve your organization's productivity.  

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Long-Term Financial Planning

By integrating strategic planning, asset management and budgeting, Long-Term Financial Planning can garner elected official and public support in building a financially healthy organization. 

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Payroll

Are you responsible for payroll and taxable benefits?  This course will review some of the more complex and challenging aspects related to this responsibility. 

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Performance Management: Uncover the Value of Your Budget Decisions

Results-based management is a practice with foundations in balanced scorecards and benefits realization, which helps organizations align the right activities towards the right results. All departments have to report results to stakeholders, but few seem to have the data or the knowledge of what data is needed to adequately report.

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Preparing Audit Working Papers

Learn the most efficient and effective ways to prepare working papers.

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Reserves

This course will lay the foundation for establishing reserve/reserve fund policies to assist in long-term financial planning, asset management and management of liabilities.

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Sources and Uses of Funds

Partilcipants will learn about the sources and uses of funds.

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Stakeholder Relations: a Local Government Perspective

Stakeholder management is a key skill needed by everyone. This has never been more true for local government finance officers. This course uses a “see and then do” approach whereby participants will be exposed to the Stakeholder Management Cycle and will apply what they've learned to local government business cases.

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Taxation

Several courses are provided to provide a comprehensive overview of municipal property tax and assessment issues.  

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 User Fees

User fees represent an opportunity for your municipality to attain real autonomy in addressing particular issues in your community.  

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